Category: Metro

Police arrest 20 suspects over invasion of Oyo Secretariat, House of Assembly

The Oyo State Police Command has said that no fewer than 20 suspects have been arrested in connection with the invasion of the Oyo State Secretariat and the State House of Assembly. The command made this declaration on Saturday via a statement by its Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso. DAILY POST recalls that some people, armed with dangerous weapons and dressed in military camouflage, earlier…

Police operatives arrest 15 phone thieves in Yola

Police operatives in Adamawa State have arrested 15 young men, belonging to a group called Shila Boys, who specialized in snatching phones and other belongings from residents. DAILY POST reports that hardly has a week passed in the last two to three months without a couple of the boys being arrested. The state Police Command, which announced the latest arrests via a statement signed by…

Police begin investigation into beheading of minor in Kano

The Kano State Police Command has begun an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the alleged beheading of a minor, Mohammed Saidu, by an Almajiri at Kanwa village, Madobi Local Government Area of the state. The State Police Commissioner, Usaini Gumel, told newsmen in Kano on Friday that 6-year-old Saidu was allegedly killed by the 16-year-old Almajiri simply identified as Abdullahi. He said Abdullahi, who hails…

BREAKING: Passengers thrown into lagoon as bus crashes on Third Mainland Bridge

A commercial vehicle (Danfo) carrying several passengers crashed on the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos, on Wednesday. According to a video posted on X, at least one passenger was thrown out of the bus and into the lagoon due to the accident. Although details of the accident are still sketchy as of the time of filing this report, videos of the incident showed passengers with…

Again, fire guts Lagos market

Fire has razed a two-storey building at Dosunmu Market in the Lagos Island Local Government Area of Lagos State. DAILY POST gathered that the incident occurred on Tuesday around 11:10 am. The Head, Public Education, Lagos State Fire Service, Amodu Sjakiru, confirmed the incident to journalists. He also disclosed that Lagos State Fire Service personnel are currently at the scene to prevent the escalation of…

Residents rescue newborn baby abandoned in Anambra forest

A newborn baby abandoned in a forest in Abagana, Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State, has been rescued by some residents. A source told our correspondent that the concerned residents are rehabilitating the baby. The source said: “From what we saw the baby may been abandoned in the forest for about two days before it was discovered. “The baby is doing well; he is…

Easter: 4 die, 40 sustain injuries as Ogun records 11 road crashes

The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Ogun State Command, says four persons died, while 40 others were injured in 11 road crashes during the Easter celebration in the state. The State Sector Commander of the corps, Anthony Uga, revealed this on Wednesday while briefing newsmen in Ota at the end of the 4-day Special Patrol organized for the Easter celebration. Uga said that the FRSC…

Police storm suspected kidnappers’ hideouts in Abuja

The FCT Police Command, on Monday, stormed suspected kidnappers’ hideouts and routes in the hills and bushes surrounding Apo Resettlement in Abuja. This is contained in a statement by the command’s spokesperson, SP Josephine Adeh, on Wednesday. “The operatives of the FCT Police Command, led by the Commissioner of Police, CP Benneth Igweh, himself, stormed the hills and thick bushes surrounding Zone A and B…

23-year-old suspected homosexual defiles 10-year old boy in Bauchi

Bauchi State Police Command has arrested one Sanusi Umar, a 23-year-old suspected homosexual, for allegedly raping a 10-year-old boy with mental health issues. Spokesperson of the Command, Ahmed Wakili, in a statement on Wednesday, revealed that Umar, a vendor who sells garden eggs, tigernuts, and other items, was apprehended by operatives attached to Operation Restore Peace (ORP) on March 28, 2024, around 9:00 pm. The…

Suspected kidnapper arrested at point of collecting money

The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested one 32-year-old Roland Raymond, a resident of Detti village in Ganye Local Government Area, over attempt to collect money from a target. Raymond is charged with the offense of criminal intimidation associated with kidnapping. The suspect was arrested in response to a report by one Abraham Paul who stated that the suspect phoned and demanded N600,000 to prevent…

Benue cult war: Another 2 killed, houses burnt

At least two persons were killed on Sunday night and several houses were torched in the North Bank Area of Makurdi, the capital of Benue State, in what appeared to be the resumption of cult killings and the communal clash between Tiv and Jukun in Makurdi. The incident, which started on Sunday evening, lasted into the following day, Easter Monday morning. An eyewitness who narrowly…

13 killed, 2 injured in Kogi auto crash

The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, said on Monday that 13 persons died while two were injured in an auto crash in Kogi. Mr Samuel Oyedeji, Kogi FRSC Sector Commander, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the incident occurred around 7:30 pm on Sunday. He disclosed that the accident involving a commercial Sharon bus and an articulated cement truck, occurred by Obajana Market along…

Ondo: Police arrest man for killing childhood friend, stealing motorcycle

The Ondo State Police Command has arrested a 39-year-old man, Dolapo Babalola, for allegedly killing his childhood friend, one Evangelist Opeyemi Oyelakin, and stealing his motorcycle. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, who disclosed this to newsmen in Akure on Sunday, said the incident occurred at Ondo town in Ondo State. According to her, the suspect was arrested following a complaint received on…

One of two kidnapped Ogun church worshippers freed – Police

The Ogun State Police Command has announced that a member of the Celestial Church of Christ, Oriyarin Parish, Mowe in Obafemi/Owode Local Government Area of the state, Oladapo Oluwaseyifunmi, who was kidnapped on Thursday, has regained his freedom. The police had, two days ago, confirmed the abduction of Seyifunmi and Oluboboye Abiola who were kidnapped from the church when some gunmen invaded the worship place….

Bauchi teenager stabbed to death by friend

A tragedy occurred in Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State as 15-year-old Adamu Isa, the son of a retired police officer, was reportedly fatally stabbed by his friend, Abubakar Isa. The incident was said to have occurred on March 27 following a heated argument between the friends. DAILY POST reports that the latest incident is coming barely two days after a 16-year-old boy stabbed…

Unknown gunmen kill 2 police officers in renewed attack in Imo

Unknown gunmen suspected to be members of the Eastern Security Network, ESN, an armed group of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, have killed two police officers along old Gariki Road, Okigwe Council Area of Imo State. This was disclosed by the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Henry Okoye, on Saturday in Owerri While giving an account of how the incident happened, the police said…

Bauchi Police apprehends ex-convict, two others out on bail for motorcycle theft

An ex-convict, previously pardoned in 2020, has found himself in trouble once again as he and two others currently out on bail were apprehended for alleged criminal conspiracy and theft of a motorcycle. Their arrest was disclosed in a statement made available to journalists by the Spokesman of the Command, SP Ahmed Wakili, late Friday. The suspects were said to have been arrested on March…

Five killed, one rescued as police, kidnappers engage in gun battle in Ogun

Men of the Ogun state police command have killed five kidnappers during a gun battle that lasted about an hour in a forest in Odogbolu Local Government Area of the state. The police took the fight to the kidnappers in their den following the abduction of a poultry manager, Tunde Osifowokan, in Idowa, Odogbolu Area of the state. DAILY POST reports that one Osifowokan was,…

Trial of alleged killers of hotelier begins in Ilorin

The trial of the suspects arrested in connection with the alleged murder of Adeniyi Ojo, the Managing Director of Water View Hotel, kicked off on Wednesday at the Kwara State High Court in Ilorin. The suspects were charged before Justice Haleema Saleeman. The case initially began at the magistrate court before the new development. The suspects, Joy Adama Joseph, 22, and her friend, Favour David,…

Masked gunmen abduct poultry manager in Ogun

Masked gunmen reportedly kidnapped a poultry manager, Tunde Osifowokan, in Idowa, Ogun State. He was said to have been kidnapped on Monday afternoon when the community came under the attack of men of the underworld. The gunmen, who arrived at the poultry in a Gestapo-like manner, shot in the air repeatedly and took Osifowokan away after a few minutes. The abduction came barely two days…

Lagos market building collapses shortly after fire incident

One of the buildings affected by the fire that engulfed buildings at Dosumu Market in the Idumota area of Lagos State on Wednesday has collapsed. DAILY POST had reported that fire razed three buildings at the intersection of Nnamdi Azikiwe and Docemo in Idumota. The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service disclosed in a statement that the fire spread to another building and one of…

Fire razes 37 shops in Kano

The Kano State Fire Service says a fire outbreak has razed 37 shops at Zawaciki area in Kumbotso Local Government of Kano State. The spokesman of the Service, Alhaji Saminu Abdullahi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the fire occurred about 01:37 am on Wednesday. According to Abdullahi, “We received a distress call at about 01:37 a.m. from one Malam Baba that there…

Police nab 7 crime suspects in Ekiti

Ekiti State Police Command has arrested seven suspects over alleged offences, including stealing, armed robbery, burglary and attempted murder. While parading the suspects at the police command in Ado-Ekiti, the Commissioner of Police, Akinwale Adeniran, who was represented by the command’s PRO, DSP Sunday Abutu, said on March 7, the command’s Rapid Response Squad arrested one Peter Olutade with 18 lengths of 12 mm iron…

BREAKING: Terrorists abduct 87 in fresh Kaduna attack

Terrorists on Sunday night abducted 87 people after launching a fresh attack on the Kajuru-Station community in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State. A member of the Kajuru-Station Youths, Harisu Dari, confirmed the incident on Monday. Harisu, who said the terrorists stormed the village around 10 pm, said they also broke into some shops and stole food items and other valuables. The attack came…

Fire disaster averted in Ilorin as tanker with 50,000 litres of petrol falls on highway

A major fire disaster was averted on Saturday in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, when a petrol tanker fell on the highway and spilled its contents. The incident occurred at about 1:10 pm and involved a petrol tanker carrying 50,000 litres of petrol. The spokesman of the State Fire Service, Hassan Adekunle, said in a statement in Ilorin on Saturday: “The fire service control room…

Customs intercepts 940 bullets, Indian hemps, others in Ogun

The Nigeria Customs Service(NCS) says it has intercepted 940 rounds of live ammunition, during its special anti-smuggling operation along the border line on Thursday. The Comptroller of the command, Ahmadu Shuaibu, said this on Friday, during a press conference, where seized contrabands with the duty paid value of N557,120,828 were paraded before pressmen. Shuaibu noted that his officers had been on the trail of the…

Police arraign 5 in Lagos over possession of firearms

The Lagos State Police Command charged five defendants before a Federal High Court on Thursday over alleged possession of firearms. The defendants, Esther Newman, aka Candy, Miracle Obiekezie, Oyetunde Olamide, Esther Akere and Okey Okebalam, were charged on counts bordering on conspiracy, inducement to police to prevent arrest, dealing in drugs, possession of live ammunition and AK-47 firearms. They appeared before Justice Ibrahim Kala on…

Police confirm three dead in Adamawa communal clash

The Adamawa State Police Command has confirmed the death of three people in a clash between two communities. The police said Wednesday that the clash ocurred between the Selti and Kpasham villages in Numan and Demsa local government areas. “Following the report of a communal violence at Selti and Pkasham villages of Numan and Demsa local government areas that resulted in the death of three,…

30-year-old Nekede Polytechnic graduate commits suicide

A 30-year-old graduate of the Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri, in Imo State, Nerus Elemamba, has committed suicide. His body was found dangling in his room on Monday evening, in his village, in Umuohii, Obaoma community, Ezinihitte-Mbaise Local government Area of the state. DAILY POST gathered that he hung himself immediately after he participated in the village’s manual labour involving his peers. A source in the…

Fake investigator jailed for attempting to defraud ex-Nasarawa gov’s wife

Justice Peter Kekemeke of an FCT High Court on Tuesday sentenced a fake investigator, Mohammed Momoh, to seven years imprisonment for duping Mrs Mario Al-Makura, wife of the former governor of Nasarawa State. Kekemeke sentenced Momoh based on the charge preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, bordering on false pretences. Momoh after his counsel, Godwin Omagbogu, pleaded on his behalf….